Taught course

Book Arts

Institution
University of the Arts London - Camberwell College of Arts · University of the Arts London - Camberwell College of Arts
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications Study proposal Portfolio of work Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration IELTS level 6.5 or above if English isn’t their first language, with at least 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking (please check our English Language requirements)

Months of entry

September

Course content

Camberwell was the first college in the UK to provide specialist postgraduate study in the emerging field of Book Arts. Fuelled by advances in electronic information media and online publishing, the book has been freed from the traditional role as a container of information. On-going debates concerning the cultural, individual and creative functions of the book underpin course discussions. You will be asked to research content, materials and technical skills, then produce written and practical work exploring your subject in relationship to contemporary practice. This structured course enables applicants with first degrees in related subjects, or equivant academic or professional qualifications to gain specialist skills and knowledge in book arts. Offered on an extended full-time basis of 60 weeks over 2 years to allow study gaps, or Intensive full-time basis of 45 weeks over 1 year. Credit rated (180).

To develop a project from proposal to final exhibition

  • To research content, materials and technical skills, then produce written and practical work exploring a subject in relationship to contemporary practice
  • Support and supervision throughout the course from specialist academic staff in workshops, individual tutorials, seminars and lectures
  • Staff and student-led seminars to help promote debate, and work-in-progress sessions that allow for supportive critique
  • To develop research skills, professional practice and an understanding of the wider context of book arts as an area of fine art and design practice
  • A shared lecture programme across the Visual Arts courses that draw upon the richness of research across Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges
  • To get involved in artists book fairs and visit special collections in London such as the Tate, John Latham’s Flat Time House and the National Art Library at the V&A Museum
  • Students also have the chance to explore the expanded book in a display or installation by showing their work in public exhibitions

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 required, with a minimum of 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Other English tests accepted. Tel: +44 (0)20 7514 1852

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Information Assistant
Email
info@camberwell.arts.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7514 6301